Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Preprints, Working Papers, ...

Do sentencing guidelines result in lower inter-judge disparity ? Evidence from framed field experiment: (Updated version)

Abstract : We study the decision-making of judges in an experimental setting resembling real world judicial decision-making. We gave 312 future judges 48 vignettes built from real data related to divorce cases involving children. We compared two different subject pools : judges who were asked to set child support awards with an advisory guideline and judges who were asked to set child support awards without any guidelines. We found that the introduction of such a guideline helps to reduce the disparity between judges (i.e., the variance in similar cases is lower when the subjects have the opportunity to use the guideline) but that this effect is not systematic, as an increase in heterogeneity was observed in some specific cases.
Document type :
Preprints, Working Papers, ...
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.univ-lorraine.fr/hal-03437637
Contributor : Bruno Jeandidier Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 2:56:34 PM
Last modification on : Friday, April 22, 2022 - 1:48:36 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 10:18:36 AM

File

WP BETA 2021-17.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03437637, version 2

Citation

Cécile Bourreau-Dubois, Myriam Doriat-Duban, Bruno Jeandidier, Jean-Claude Ray. Do sentencing guidelines result in lower inter-judge disparity ? Evidence from framed field experiment: (Updated version). 2021. ⟨hal-03437637v2⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

66

Files downloads

62